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Former UTC football star Gunner Miller's dream has come true. Friday he debuted as a pro wrestler.

But he's not making any money. Instead, it's a donation of time, talent, and treasure. All in behalf of a young woman he hardly knew.

The pro wrestling ranks have swelled by one. Former UTC footballer Gunner Miller entering the square ring Friday night, a bit ahead of his personal schedule.

"I was fortunate enough to get an opportunity to try out, in June for the WWE in Orlando and I wasn't really planning on doing anything in the meantime, Ron Hall came up to me about this benefit show, and I'm not the kind of person to turn anything like that down, especially if I can help," said Gunner Miller, Pro Wrestling Debut.  

"I think it's awesome, they want to beat each other up just to help me out? Works for me," said Amy Brown, needs insulin pump.

Brown needs an insulin pump, after being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes less than 4 years ago.

"The shots don't do enough, I need a continuous flow of insulin to keep my sugar regulated or I will end up in the hospital every couple of weeks," said Brown.

Since her diagnosis, she's been hospitalized 40 times. Also trying to stay out of the hospital and trouble is Gunner Miller's celebrity manager, known to many as Jere Haskew, among a couple of other aliases.

"He told me he's 'Doctor B' during the week and he's the lawman on the weekends so the lawman comes out tonight," said Miller.

No need for an officer with a professional gunner like Miller in the ring.

Who says this benefit match is a primer of sorts for the WWE future he hopes awaits him..

"It is, but at the same time, this is the same thing that they do, I mean I'm thrown to the fire right now," said Miller.

Win, lose or draw, Amy says she's touched by the wrestlers who are donating their time and livelihood for her own.

"All of these guys like Empire and Gunner have been absolutely amazing, they have been a blessing, and I don't know how I could ever repay them for the things that they're doing for me," said Brown.

Despite the success of Friday's fundraiser. The insulin pump does cost around $10,000 and every little bit helps. If you'd like to make a difference for Amy Brown call  423 414-5662 and donate what you can.

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